Peace & Planet News Issue #2, Summer 2020, now online

The entire 24-page issue of PPN is now available online. Print, view, and share the PDF of Issue #2.

Podcast: “I wanted to forget about it” – Mike Tork, Vietnam Veteran

Mike Tork joined the Navy before turning 18 and served in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force (1966-1967).

‘America Told Us to Get Over It’: Black Vietnam Veterans Hail Spike Lee film

“Da 5 Bloods” highlights the experience of veterans who fought for their country only to be treated as second-class citizens.

“An Other War Memorial” asks “How do nations remember wars?”

Vietnamese writer Viet Thanh Nguyen (who we quote for this website’s tagline) has created, along with his students, a new website of peoples’ memories of the war.

50th Commemoration of Gibbs-Green Virtual Town Hall

Watch Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center and the Gibbs-Green 50th Commemoration Commission’s discussion, held via Zoom, on May 14th.

Podcast: “Based on nothing but a stack of lies” – Greg Laxer

“I wanted to show that an actual active duty GI in 1968 could do this, could take a very public stance against the war,” shares Vietnam War GI resister.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Most Recent

Remembering the Jackson State Tragedy

Remembering the Jackson State Tragedy

The violence 50 years ago wasn’t caused by anti-war student protest; it was another chapter in the long history of state violence against African Americans....

The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

Upcoming Events

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Important

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014 -...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via lulu.com The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

A second edition of LETTERS TO THE WALL is now available at a 30% discount price. This edition includes two added features — an authors’ index and a reference index for names on The Wall that letter writers addressed. This book is made up of 187 or so letters written...

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...